Heathrow Airport in travel chaos as British Airways cancels 115 flights

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Heathrow Airport has been rocked by flight cancellations this morning.

British Airways called off 115 flights due to staff shortages – and reportedly, five of these were done at the last minute.

Holidaymakers have taken to Twitter to complain about the disruption.

One wrote: "@British_Airwyas your service at Heathrow is absolutely shocking. It's making a rainy day even more miserable. Cheers."

And another said: "British Airways you are the absolute worst. 2 flights cancelled from Heathrow. You could only offer another flight 3 days ahead – what's the point? #Useless."

And a third added: "Terminal 2 is in chaos. Queues not moving. This shambles is an embarrassment to the UK."

It comes after EasyJet cancelled around 100 flights today – including 62 from the UK – due to high levels of staff absence due to Covid.

The budget airline claimed it had tried to offset the issue by using standby crew, but had to “make some cancellations in advance”.

Demand for airline travel skyrockets due to the beginning of the Easter school holidays.

EasyJet claimed the cancellations only made up a small percentage of its Monday Schedule of around 1,645 flights.

An EasyJet spokesperson, said: "Unfortunately it has been necessary to make some additional cancellations for today and tomorrow.

“We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

An EasyJet spokesperson confirmed that affected customers have been contacted.

They have the option to either rebook an alternative flight or take a voucher or refund.

A spokesperson for London Heathrow said: "Our teams are supporting our airline partners to get passengers away on their journeys as quickly as possible and we apologise for any inconvenience this has caused."

There have also been delays at Manchester Airport.

Pictures from today show dozens of passengers queuing for security screening in the departures area of Terminal 2.

Holidaymakers have taken to social media to air their grievances.

One tweeted: "A customer has just described Manchester Airport as being in a state of absolute bumblef*** and it couldn't be anymore accurate."

Another said: "Absolutely dreadful experience!"

And a third added: "Avoid Manchester airport by all costs. Absolute shambles."

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